Wrap Up

Reading Wrap Up – The Books I Read in June 2019

Hi All! Today I’m here with my reading wrap up for June 2019. So we’re already six months through the year already – wow! How fast has that gone? I’m so excited to see what the rest of the year will bring for me in terms of reading, especially as I’ve read so many amazing books already.

I’m really chuffed with my reading this month, getting through 7 books which is almost two a week! June was quite a mix bag for me, with my lowest rated book being 2.5 stars and my highest rated being 4.5. Keep scrolling for my latest reading wrap up.

Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich

My first read of June was one that I was lucky enough to win an arc of, so I dove straight in! I’ve read one other book by Dawn, The Creeper Man so I had high hopes for this. Told from two perspectives centuries apart and dotted with diary entries from a third, it was interesting to see the different stories develop. I couldn’t guess where the story was headed and it was definitely eerie.

I’d love to see a finished copy as with my copy being an arc the graphics hadn’t been finalised and I feel that the look of the chapters would definitely add another layer to the story. 3/5 stars.

Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron

I picked up this book and reading a review by a friend and am so glad that I did! This story was charming and heartwarming with a very important message. Check out my review here for my full thoughts. 4/5 stars.

The Paper & Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie

This book took the community by storm in the lead up to it’s publication, with it’s author being one of our own! I was so excited to read a book about books written by a book blogger and Youtuber. While it unfortunately didn’t blow me away, it was a super sweet and fun read.

I loved the nods to pop culture and other books dotted throughout the story and the characters all felt real and three dimensional. The synopsis for the sequel was recently released and it sounds awesome so I’ll definitely be picking that up! 3/5 stars.

The Rumour by Lesley Kara

I read this book as part of my new eBook club, The Literary Adventure. With it being a Sunday Times Bestseller I went in with very high hopes and unfortunately The Rumour didn’t exactly meet them. I’ve written a full review here if you want to find out why. 2.5/5 stars.

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

I am SO excited to have finally read this book after hearing nothing but incredible things, and I have to say that I agree with them all!

An LGBTQ+ new adult novel, Red, White & Royal Blue is everything I wanted and more. It’s smutty, it’s cute, it’s hilarious and discusses really important topics too. Expect a full review soon! 4.5/5 stars.

The Steel Prince by V. E. Schwab

Despite growing up around a lifelong comic book fan and collector (my Dad) I’ve never really got into graphic novels. I’m pretty sure the first one I read all the way through was Heartstopper by Alice Oseman which I loved. Having heard great things about The Steel Prince I was super excited to get stuck in.

Admittedly I haven’t read a ton of V’s books – I need to rectify this – but those I have read I’ve really enjoyed. This was no exception. While at times I got a little lost, which I’m blaming on my unfamiliarity with graphic novels, I had so much fun with this story and I can’t wait for the next instalment. 4/5 stars.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

It wouldn’t be a reading wrap up of mine without a mention of my favourite series. This was actually the fifth time I’ve read ACOTAR and it’s something I re-read annually! I’ve spoken about these books so many times on here so I don’t want to bore you more than I probably already have.

Yes this book definitely has problematic areas that can be improved upon and I won’t dispute that, but I do love it. Basically this series changed my life in so many ways and I will be forever grateful.

I listened to the audiobook for my re-read and once I got over the fact that the narrator spoke sooo slooowly (I increased the speed to 1.25) and pronounced Rhys-AND as Rhys-UND I really enjoyed taking in this story through another format! 5/5 stars.

Final Thoughts

There we have it, my reading wrap up for the month of June. Like I said, I’m really happy with my progress! I’m actually going on holiday later this week and I’m looking forward to doing some more reading. Keep an eye out for the books I’ll be taking with me! What have you read lately?

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10 thoughts on “Reading Wrap Up – The Books I Read in June 2019

  1. ACOTAR meant to so much to people and it makes me happy. My only personal qualm (as strange as this will sound) is that I wish it had even more romance! The first book was about Tamlin. The second focuses on Rhysand. Then Book 3 is mostly about the war and politics. I wanted even MORE Rhysand/Feyre moments sooo bad. I guess that just means a reread is in order. 😅

  2. You had such a great reading month! I remember reading the ACOTAR series for the first time and how quickly I devoured each instalment so I really think it’s due a reread for me too. Although I agree with your thoughts about the Paper and Hearts society – it didn’t blow me away either – but I did love it in a sense of how fun and easy it was. Also Ed is my favourite and I have decided must be protected at all costs! I need to pick up the Last Bus to Everland – I think I might see if my local library has it.

  3. I can’t believe I still haven’t read A Court of Thorns and Roses. It has been on my shelf for so long, and I love reading how highly you speak of this series. It looks like you had a pretty good reading month!

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